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Jeff Bezos Plans to Use Lunar’s Ice Water as Rocket Fuel

"We can harvest that ice and use it to make hydrogen and oxygen, which are rocket propellants," the report quoted Bezos as saying

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Amazon.in arrived in India on June 5, 2013 and for world's top billionaire Jeff Bezos, has transformed the way the country buys and sells. VOA

Space company Blue Origin’s founder Jeff Bezos envisions fuelling rockets with lunar ice water and using the Moon as the base to explore space further. The richest man in the world discussed his vision during the JFK Space Summit that was held in Boston, Massachusetts, on Wednesday.

Bezos said one of the things he learned since the Apollo programme is that there are deposits of water ice at the bottom of craters on the moon, news portal International Business Times reported. “We can harvest that ice and use it to make hydrogen and oxygen, which are rocket propellants,” the report quoted Bezos as saying.

“The reason we chose those propellants is because we know one day we’ll be refuelling that vehicle on the surface of the Moon from propellants made on the surface of the Moon from that water ice,” Bezos added.

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Bezos said one of the things he learned since the Apollo programme is that there are deposits of water ice at the bottom of craters on the moon, news portal International Business Times reported. Wikimedia Commons

The presence of water ice on the Moon was confirmed in August 2018 by NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument aboard India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft currently orbiting the Moon.

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Earlier in May, Bezos unveiled a new Moon-lander called ‘Blue Moon’ along with a smaller rover and spoke about his plans of getting to the Moon by 2024. “We must return to the Moon – this time to stay,” the Blue Origin CEO had said.

Bezos had described his vision of humans living on miles-long, orbiting space stations called ‘O’Neill colonies’, named after physicist Gerard O’Neill, who first floated the concept. However, SpaceX founder Elon Musk mocked Bezos’ moon plans saying that “they make no sense”. (IANS)

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Jeff Bezos Now Plans to Own National Football League Team

There are not any teams currently on the market, though the Seattle Seahawks will be sold at some point following the death of Paul Allen last year

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Bezos, the richest person on Earth with a worth of $110 billion, who already owns the Washington Post, recently watched the last Super Bowl from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's suite. Wikimedia Commons

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is reportedly planning to own a National Football League (NFL) team and is currently in talks with several current owners.

According to CBS Sports, Bezos “has spent considerable time around owners, including Washington Redskins’s Dan Snyder, and is in the process of moving to Washington”.

Bezos, the richest person on Earth with a worth of $110 billion, who already owns the Washington Post, recently watched the last Super Bowl from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s suite.

“There are not any teams currently on the market, though the Seattle Seahawks will be sold at some point following the death of Paul Allen last year,” the report said on Sunday.

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According to CBS Sports, Bezos “has spent considerable time around owners, including Washington Redskins’s Dan Snyder, and is in the process of moving to Washington”. Wikimedia Commons

Snyder has been trying to get a state-of-the-art stadium built in Washington, DC, and Bezos can help him build one.

“Bezos moved The Washington Post to a new location after purchasing the paper, is setting up an Amazon hub in the area and some believe could aid Snyder’s pursuit of a new stadium, perhaps even with an Amazon sponsorship,” the report elaborated.

Amazon has a partnership with the NFL to stream Thursday Night Football and he may buy an NFL team from a business perspective.

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NFL is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference. (IANS)